CAPAL’s election for the board of directors is coming!


Three members are have put their names forward for the board (bios below):

  1. Nicole Eva (University of Lethbridge)
  2. Laura Koltutsky (University of Calgary)
  3. Helen Power (University of Saskatchewan)

These members will fill vacancies being left by outgoing members of the board:

  1. Mona Elayyan (Columbia University)
  2. Laura Koltutsky (University of Calgary)
  3. Emma Popowich (University of Manitoba)

The Nominating Committee would like to express its sincere thanks to the outgoing board members for their amazing contributions to CAPAL and recognize their unique and amazing contributions to CAPAL’s foundation and early years.

The election will run from April 23-30.

As a member of CAPAL you are being asked to approve the slate compiled by the Nominating Committee. Results of the election will be presented via social media.

Regular members of CAPAL in good standing will receive an online election ballot from on or around April 23. Please use this ballot to cast your vote on the slate of candidates who have put their name forward for election.

Nicole Eva

Nicole Eva has been a librarian at the University of Lethbridge since receiving her MLIS from the University of Western Ontario in August 2008. In her previous life she worked in advertising and communications, having obtained her BComm from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996. She is liaison to the School of Liberal Education, the Dhillon School of Business, and the departments of Economics, Political Science, and Agricultural Studies, work that includes both collection development and information literacy responsibilities. She also serves on the groups stewarding Collections and Scholarly Communications in the Library. Research interests have included information literacy to distance users, use of technology in teaching information literacy, standardized information literacy testing, marketing and outreach in academic libraries, collection development, scholarly communications, academic social networks and institutional repositories, and gender/equity  issues – including parenting and student evaluations of teaching – both in libraries and academia in general. Relevant Board experience includes being Secretary to the Board of the Lethbridge Montessori Society.

Laura Koltutsky

Laura Koltutsky has been an associate librarian at the University of Calgary since 2008. Prior to that she worked as the Liaison Librarian to the College of Education at the University of Houston in Texas from 2001-2008. Currently she is the Social Work, Sociology, and Psychology Liaison Librarian at the Taylor Family Digital Library. Laura has been involved in associations at the local, national, and international level. Currently, she is currently Chair of CAPAL and also serves on the Advocacy Committee. Laura is looking to continue her involvement in CAPAL and enjoys governance work within library associations. Having joined CAPAL in 2014, she is hoping to be able to continue contributing to the important work being done by CAPAL. Laura is currently on a research leave investigating how the work of librarians is impacted by current political and economic forces.

Helen Power

Helen Power graduated from Western University with an MLIS in 2016.  She spent three years in Windsor, Ontario as an Information Services Librarian at the University of Windsor, where she was liaison to Nursing, Psychology, and Chair of the library’s PR committee.  She is currently the Engineering and Science Librarian at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. In this role, she is embedded in the College of Engineering. She is passionate about information literacy instruction and student engagement.  Her research interests focus on the evolving role of the academic librarian and engaging students in their own learning.

Helen is on CAPAL’s Education and Professional Development Committee and she coordinates the Information Literacy Community of Practice. She was the Communications Coordinator for CAPAL’s conference in 2018.

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